Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood…from the morning till the evening. And Yitro, Moses’s father-in-law saw…said, “…Why are you sitting alone while all the people are standing…from morning till evening?” Rashi points out that Yitro was upset by the scene of Moshe sitting in judgment while the people stood. Rabbi Neriyah explains that before one can receive the Torah and benefit from its particular wisdom, one needs to know how to behave and good behavior is universal. We meet Yitro before the Torah is given to teach us this lesson.